Pamela J. Stewart

  • Senior Research Associate, Anthropology

Dr. Pamela J. Stewart (Strathern) is a research scholar with experience of working and living in the Pacific (special focus on Papua New Guinea), Asia (focused on Taiwan), and Europe (focused on Scotland and Ireland, also on the European Union).  Together with Prof. Andrew Strathern, over 50 books and hundreds of articles have been published demonstrating their broad interests in global issues, utilizing their cross-cultural linguistic skills, a powerful comparative and interdisciplinary approach, and an engaged ethnographic gaze.  Current research and writing is on the topics of Political Peace-making and Global Disaster Anthropology Studies.  

Research Description

http://www.StewartStrathern.pitt.edu/
http://www.pitt.edu/~strather/sandspublicat.htm

Publications

Strathern, Andrew and Pamela J. Stewart. Language and Culture in Dialogue: How our Words Create our Worlds. London, U.K.: Bloomsbury Academic Publishing (under contract).

Strathern, Andrew and Pamela J. Stewart. Sacred Revenge. (manuscript in preparation for Cambridge University Press).

Stewart, Pamela J. and Andrew Strathern. Futures for Sustainability, Conservation, Creativity, and Sharing. Routledge Publishing (under contract).

Stewart, Pamela J. and Andrew Strathern. Scotland, Wales, and Ireland: Identity and History, Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press (under contract).

(in press) Stewart, Pamela J. and Andrew J. Strathern. Vernacular Architecture: Rite and Ceremonial, for an edited collection with Bloomsbury Publishing.

(in press) Strathern, Andrew J. and Pamela J. Stewart. Action, Metaphor, and Extensions in Kinship, For an edited volume in honor of Harold Scheffler, edited by Warren Shapiro. Canberra, Australia: Australian National University Press.

(in press) Strathern, Andrew and Pamela J. Stewart. Anthropology and Consultancy, For an edited volume on Applied Anthropology, edited by Paul Sillitoe. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.

(in press) Stewart (Strathern), Pamela J. and Andrew Strathern. Ritual, for an edited volume entitled the Oxford Handbook of the Anthropology of Religion, edited by Joel Robbins and Simon Coleman. Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press.

2018 Stewart, Pamela J. and Andrew Strathern.   Diaspora, Disasters, and the Cosmos: Rituals and Images.  Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press.

2018 Strathern, Andrew and Pamela J. Stewart (Strathern).  Story of the Kuk UNESCO World Heritage Prehistoric Site and The Melpa, Western Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea: Pride in Place.  Angkemam Publishing House: Catrine, Scotland, in conjunction with the Western Highlands Provincial Government. 

2017 Stewart, Pamela J. and Andrew Strathern. Breaking the Frames: Anthropological Conundrums. Palgrave Macmillan. 

2017 Strathern, Andrew J. and Pamela J. Stewart. Hagen Settlement Histories: Dispersals and Consolidations.  In, “Ten Thousand Years of Cultivation at Kuk Swamp in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea”, edited by Jack Golson, Tim Denham, Phillip Hughes, Pamela Swadling and John Muke.  Australian National University e-press, pp. 425-435.

2017 Strathern, Andrew and Pamela J. Stewart. What is Sustainable?, for the Routledge Handbook of the History of Sustainability, edited by Jeremy Caradona. Routledge Publishing.

2017 Strathern, Andrew J. and Pamela J. Stewart.  Body, Display, and the Cosmos in Highlands Papua New Guinea.  In, New Guinea Highlands: Art from the Jolika Collection, edited by John Friede, Terence Hayes, and Christina Hellmich. Prestel Publishing.

2017 Strathern, Andrew, Pamela J. Stewart, Laurence M. Carucci, Lin Poyer, Richard Feinberg, and Cluny Macpherson.  Second edition, Oceania: An Introduction to the Cultures and Identities of Pacific Islanders [Updated and Revised].  Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press.

2015 Stewart, Pamela J and Andrew Strathern (Co-Editors). Research Companion to Anthropology.  London: Ashgate Publishing.

2014 Stewart, Pamela J and Andrew Strathern  Working in the Field: Anthropological Experiences across the World.   Palgrave Macmillan.

2014  Ritual: Key Concepts in Religion. Case Studies.   Stewart, Pamela J and Andrew Strathern, co-authors. London: Bloomsbury.

Stewart, Pamela J. and Andrew J. Strathern (2013) Religion and Violence from an Anthropological Perspective. In, Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violence, edited by Mark Juergensmeyer, Michael Jerryson, and Margo Kitts.  Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, pp 375-384.

Strathern, Andrew and Pamela J. Stewart (2011) PERSONHOOD: Embodiment and Personhood. In A Companionto the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment edited by F. E. Mascia-Lees. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, pp. 388-402.

Stewart, Pamela J., Andrew Strathern, J. Trantow. (2011)  Melpa - German - English Dictionary Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Library System - Available online.

Strathern, A. and Pamela J. Stewart (2011)  Peace-making and the Imagination: Papua New Guinea Perspectives Brisbane: University of Queensland Press.

Strathern, Andrew and Pamela J. Stewart (2010) Curing and Healing: Medical Anthropology in Global Perspective, 2nd ed. (Updated and revised). Carolina Academic Press

Stewart, Pamela J. and Andrew Strathern, eds. (2010) Ritual. Durham, NC: Ashgate Publishing.

Strathern, Andrew and Pamela J. Stewart (2010) Placing and dis-placing the dead. In Religion and Retributive Logic: Essays in Honour of Professor Garry W. Trompf edited by C. Cusack and C. Hartney, Brill Publishing, pp. 131-144.

Stewart, Pamela J. and Andrew Strathern, eds. (2010)  Landscape, Heritage, and Conservation: Farming Issues in the European Union. Carolina Academic Press.

Strathern, Andrew and Pamela J. Stewart (2010) Shifting centres, tense peripheries: indigenous cosmopolitanism. In United in Discontent: Local Responses to Cosmopolitanism and Globalization, edited by D. Theodossopoulos and E. Kirtsoglou, Berghahn Books, pp. 20-44.

Strathern, Andrew and Pamela J. Stewart (2010)  Introduction: ritual, a perennial topic. In Ritual, edited by P. Stewart and A. Strathern, Ashgate Publishing, pp. xv-xxx.

Strathern, Andrew and Pamela J. Stewart (2009)  Medical Anthropology: Basics and Practices (Japanese version of Curing and Healing: Medical Anthropology in Global Perspective), translated by H. Narita with R. Tomia, Kokonshoin.

Stewart, Pamela J. and Andrew Strathern, eds. (2008)  Exchange and Sacrifice. Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press.

Stewart, Pamela J. and A. Strathern, eds. (2007) Asian Ritual Systems: Syncretisms and Ruptures. Carolina Academic Press.

Stewart, Pamela J. and A. Strathern (eds). (2008)  Religious and Ritual Change: Cosmologies and Histories. Carolina Academic Press.

Strathern, Andrew and Pamela J. Stewart (2005)  “The Ulster-Scots”: A Cross-Border and Trans-National Concept and its Ritual Performance. Journal of Ritual Studies 19.2: 1-16.

Strathern, Andrew and Pamela J. Stewart (2005)  Introduction: Terror, the Imagination, and Cosmology. In, Terror and Violence: Imagination and the Unimaginable, A. Strathern, P.J. Stewart, and N. Whitehead (eds.), pp. 1-39, For, Anthropology, Culture, and Society Series, London and Ann Arbor: Pluto Press.

Strathern, Andrew and Pamela J. Stewart (2005) Narratives of Violence and Perils of Peace-Making in North-South Cross-Border Contexts, Ireland. In, Terror and Violence: Imagination and the Unimaginable, A. Strathern, P.J. Stewart, and N. Whitehead (eds.), pp. 142-170, For, Anthropology, Culture, and Society Series, London and Ann Arbor: Pluto Press.

Stewart, Pamela J. and Andrew Strathern (2005) Ethnographic Studies in Medical Anthropology Series Editors' Preface, pp xi-xvi. In Social Discord and Bodily Disorders: Healing Among the Yupno of Papua New Guinea. Verena Keck. Durham N.C.: Carolina Academic Press.

Stewart, Pamela J. and Andrew Strathern (2005)  Cosmology, Resources, and Landscape: Agencies of the Dead and the Living in Duna, Papua New Guinea. Ethnology 44(1): 35-47.

Stewart, Pamela J. and Andrew Strathern, eds. (2005) Expressive Genres and Historical Change: Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Taiwan. Ashgate Publishing.

Stewart, Pamela J. and A. Strathern (2002) Gender, Song, and Sensibility: Folktales and Folksongs in the Highlands of New Guinea. Greenwood Publishing.

Stewart, Pamela J. and Andrew Strathern (2002) Violence: Theory and Ethnography. Continuum Publishing.

Stewart, Pamela J. and A. Strathern (2002)  Gender, Song, and Sensibility: Folktales and Folksongs in the Highlands of New Guinea. Greenwood Publishing.

Stewart, Pamela J. and Andrew Strathern (2002)  Remaking the World: Myth, Mining and Ritual Change among the Duna of Papua New Guinea. Smithsonian Institution Press.

Stewart, Pamela J. and Andrew Strathern (2002) Power and placement in blood practices. In Blood Mysteries: Beyond Menstruation as Pollution, Janet Hoskins (ed.). Ethnology 41(4): 349-363.

Stewart, Pamela J. and Andrew Strathern. (2002)  Remaking the World: Myth, Mining and Ritual Change among the Duna of Papua New Guinea. Smithsonian Institution Press.

Strathern, Andrew and Pamela J. Stewart (2001)  Pulse, muscle, blood, breath, and colour. Metascience 10(3):333-336.

Stewart, Pamela J. and A. Strathern (2001)  Humors and Substances: Ideas of the Body in New Guinea. Bergin and Garvey, Greenwood Publishing Group

Strathern, Andrew and Pamela Stewart (1999) Curing and Healing: Medical Anthropology in Global Perspective. Carolina Academic Press.

Strathern, A. and Pamela J. Stewart (1998) It's in the blood: images of collectivity, renewal, and entropy in a narrative of transfusion. JCU, Centre for Pacific Studies Discussion Papers Series 3:1-15.